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This week, Ted Nugent is thinking about testicles: Ted Nugent Thinks Someone Has Castrated the GOP.
bigmedia.org first surfaced Nugent’s comments after he was asked by Denver morning talk-radio host Peter Boyles on Monday morning, “What happened to the Republican Party?”
“Someone extracted their scrotum with a rusty shiv,” Nugent answered on Boyles’ KNUS 710-AM talk show. “They have no balls. I don’t know where this ‘Let’s be Mr. Rogers with a Lawrence Welk soundtrack tie adjusting’ mantra came from, but my god!,” Nugent exclaimed.
“If there’s a life-support system attached to the GOP, it’s flat-lining,” he added.
An excited Nugent also went on to say that “the country is being flushed down the toilet, certainly for the last fifteen or twenty years” and slammed the American media, saying the “media in this country is basically Joseph Goebbels’ propaganda ministry.”
National Rifle Association board member and conservative columnist Ted Nugent claimed on a Florida radio station that the federal government shutdown could be resolved if the United States were “run like the Nugent household.”
He also suggested that a single person could do a better job than 5,000 federal employees and revived his previous claim that members of the military are committing suicide at a record rate because President Obama is “the enemy of the country.”
Asked how he would resolve the government shut down during his October 14 appearance on The Gater 98.7, Nugent said, “I celebrate that they’re shut down because Fedzilla is a bloated monster.”
Noting that his previous “threat” to run for president is “alive and well,” Nugent added, “I would love to see America run like the Nugent household. You get up early, you maximize your productivity, you be the best that you can be, you live within your means, you save for a rainy day and you don’t be some gluttonous, slovenly, criminal, wasteful paycheck fire-torching bastard like most of the people in politics today.”
This post originally appeared at NationalMemo.com.
This is typically followed in the ensuing days by Republicans bringing up the myth that mass shootings only happen in “gun-free zones” — which doesn’t quite work when the shooting occurs at the U.S. Navy Yard — and demanding that we talk about mental health!
What they don’t mention is that they oppose the few ways we can address mental health that might prevent future mass shootings.
The NRA has hit upon the selling point of all selling points to goose gun sales.
Jon Stewart opines: “These types of contradictions — they use fear, we use fear — are not an anomaly, not a bug in the NRA’s system, but a feature… At the heart of the NRA’s message is, ‘Don’t let liberals say it’s a dangerous world and scare you into gun control. Let us say it’s a dangerous world and scare you into a Gun-a-pa-looza!’”
The NRA warns the government is busy going after your guns; that any attempt to regulate firearms, including background checks is the first step towards tyranny. The NRA, and people like Glenn Beck, warn of the government - that the government is the enemy. In turn, you get the NRA praising law enforcement, which is directly reporting to (and is a part of) … wait for it… the government. It’s such a muddled message as to make your head hurt.
It’s not about public safety or reasonably differing over regulations on firearm ownership; the Supreme Court has ruled, including in Heller, that reasonable regulation is permissible. It’s that the NRA wants unfettered access and no restrictions on any firearms. They are using the language of extremists - because that’s what the NRA has become. They are extremists and out of touch with what most Americans want for firearms ownership and transfers (where 90% support universal background checks, but which the NRA and its backers/supporters in Congress take glee in noting that they killed).
Jon, take it away:
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And as a friendly reminder:
Oh, and about those universal background checks that the NRA now opposes with all of its clout. This is the same NRA that was supporting universal background checks and LaPierre testified before Congress urging passage of those checks in 1999.
Last February LGF author Coracle posted a Page that got quite a bit of notice, titled Zombie Night at the Shooting Range, an event featuring a realistic, “bleeding” target that looked an awful lot like a zombie version of Barack Obama.
Har de har.
At the time, we had a few people who doubted that this was really supposed to be an effigy of the President. Well, the manufacturer of this lovely item showed up at the NRA convention in Houston this weekend and removed all doubt.
In fact, it was so bleeding obvious that the NRA had a rare attack of scruples and asked Zombie Industries to remove it from their exhibit. Buzzfeed reports: National Rifle Association Bans Bleeding ‘Obama’ Target, Others Remain.
“Someone from the NRA came by and asked us to remove it” a Zombie Industries booth worker told BuzzFeed in hushed tones. “They thought it looked too much like President Obama.”
When asked if the Obama likeness was intentional the worker said, “Let’s just say I gave my Republican father one for Christmas.”
“They are just scared some liberal reporter will come by and start bitching” another booth worker said to men gathered around the booth. “But ya know, he does look very familiar.”
Would you believe that the new president of the National Rifle Association, James Porter, is a right wing kook who thinks he’s on the front lines in a “culture war?”
HOUSTON (AP) — National Rifle Association members are fighting a “culture war” that stretches beyond gun rights, the organization’s incoming president said Friday.
First Vice President James Porter will take over the top job Monday. On Friday, he gave short speech to a grassroots organizing meeting at the powerful gun lobby’s national convention in Houston.
“This is not a battle about gun rights,” Porter said, calling it “a culture war.”
“(You) here in this room are the fighters for freedom. We are the protectors,” said Porter, whose father was NRA president from 1959-1960, according to the organization’s website.
And would you also believe that he’s a neo-Confederate who calls the Civil War the “War of Northern Aggression?”
The NRA was started, 1871, right here in New York state. It was started by some Yankee generals who didn’t like the way my southern boys had the ability to shoot in what we call the “War of Northern Aggression.” Now, y’all might call it the Civil War, but we call it the War of Northern Aggression down south.
But that was the very reason that they started the National Rifle Association, was to teach and train the civilian in the use of the standard military firearm. And I am one who still feels very strongly that that is one of our most greatest charges that we can have today, is to train the civilian in the use of the standard military firearm, so that when they have to fight for their country they’re ready to do it. Also, when they’re ready to fight tyranny, they’re ready to do it. Also, when they’re ready to fight tyranny, they have the wherewithal and the weapons to do it.
Yes, the NRA is about to get even more extreme, if you can believe that. And I know you can. This good ol’ son of the Confederacy and his organization are in control of America’s insane gun policies.
Predictably, the right wing media freaked out at Jim Carrey’s “Cold Dead Hand” video lampooning the NRA and Charlton Heston. Fox News has devoted hours of airtime to attacking Carrey, and today he responded:
Since I released my “Cold Dead Hand” video on Funny or Die this week, I have watched Fux News rant, rave, bare its fangs and viciously slander me because of my stand against large magazines and assault rifles. I would take them to task legally if I felt they were worth my time or that anyone with a brain in their head could actually fall for such irresponsible buffoonery. That would gain them far too much attention which is all they really care about.
I’ll just say this: in my opinion Fux News is a last resort for kinda-sorta-almost-journalists whose options have been severely limited by their extreme and intolerant views; a media colostomy bag that has begun to burst at the seams and should be emptied before it becomes a public health issue.
I sincerely believe that in time, good people will lose patience with the petty and poisonous behavior of these bullies and Fux News will be remembered as nothing more than a giant culture fart that no amount of Garlique could cure.
I wish them all the luck that accompanies such malevolence.
At the school in Newtown, Adam Lanza fired more than 155 rounds in less than five minutes. The search warrants released by authorities today show the extent of the Lanza family’s arsenal; here’s the full list.
At the school:
- 1 Bushmaster .223 caliber model XM15 rifle with a 30-round magazine
- 1 Glock 10mm handgun
- 1 9mm Sig Sauer P226 handgun
- 1 Saiga 12 shotgun with two magazines containing 70 rounds
- 6 30-round magazines, three of them emptied
At the home:
- 1 Enfield bolt-action .323 rifle
- 1 Savage Mark II .22 caliber rifle with magazine, 3 live rounds, 1 spent cartridge
- 1 black marksman BB gun
- 5 Winchester 12-gauge shotgun shells cut open, with buckshot
- 1 white plastic bag with 30 Winchester 12-gauge shotgun shells
- 1 can with .22 caliber and .45 caliber bullets
- 8 boxes of Winchester Windcat .22 caliber bullets, 50 rounds per box
- 20 “Estate” 12-gauge shotgun shells
- 4 boxes of SB buckshot 12-gauge, 10 round per box
- 1 box of Lightfield 12-gauge slugs
- 1 box of 20 Prvi Partizan 303 British rifle cartridges
- 1 box of 20 Federal 303 British rifle cartridges
- 2 boxes of .22 long rifle Blazer rounds, 50 each box
- 1 box with numerous rounds of Winchester .45 caliber bullets
- 2 boxes of 50 rounds of PPU .45 caliber automatic
- 1 box of 20 rounds for Remington .223 caliber
- 3 boxes of Blazer 40 S&W, 50 rounds each
- 2 boxes of Winchester 5.56 mm, 20 rounds each
- 1 box of Magtech 45ACP with 30 rounds
- 1 empty Box of SSA 5.56 mm
- 1 box of Fiocchi .45 auto with 48 rounds
- 80 rounds of CCI .22 long rifle
- 6 boxes of PMC .223 rem, 20 rounds each
- 6 Winchester 9 pellet buckshot shells, 12-gauge
- 2 Remington 12-gauge slugs
- 3 Winchester .223 rifle rounds
- 31 .22 caliber rounds
- 2 boxes of Underwood 10 mm auto, each with 50 rounds
- 130 rounds of Lawman 9mm Luger
- 2 spent shell casings for Glock 10mm
- 1 empty box of Gold Dot 9mm Luger
- 2 empty boxes of Winchester 9mm Luger
- 1 box of Underwood 10mm auto with 34 rounds
- 1 box of 29 miscellaneous 9mm rounds
- 1 spent .22 shell casing
- 1 small plastic bag containing numerous .22 caliber bullets
- 1 tan bag with numerous Blazer .45 caliber bullets
- 1 box of Blazer .22 long rifle with 50 rounds
- 1 box PPU 303 British cartridges with 9 rounds
- 2 Winchester 9mm rounds
- 2 brass-colored shell casings
- 1 small caliber bullet (live round) labeled C
- 1 Promag 20-round 12-gauge drum magazine
- 1 MD Arms 20-round 12 gauge drum magazine
- 3 AGP Arms 12-gauge shotgun magazines
- 1 Surefire GunMag magazine with 8 rounds of Winchester 12-gauge, 9-pellet buckshot
- 2 AGP Arms 12-gauge shotgun magazines, taped together, each with 10 rounds of Winchester 9-pellet buckshot
- 2 empty Ram Line magazines for Ruger 10-22
- 1 AGP Arms Gen 2 12-gauge shotgun magazine with 10 rounds of Winchester 12-gauge, 9-pellet buckshot
- 1 clear plastic Ramline magazine for an AR 15
- 1 magazine with 10 rounds of .223 bullets
- Metal bayonet
- 1 6-foot-10-inch wood-handled two-sided pole with a blade on one side and a spear on the other
- 1 Samurai sword with a 28-inch blade and sheath
- 1 Samurai sword with a 21-inch blade and a sheath
- 1 Samurai sword with a 13-inch blade and sheath
- 1 knife with a 12-inch blade and sheath
- 1 wooden-handle knife with a 7.5-inch blade and sheath
- 1 wooden-handle knife with a 10-inch blade
- 1 knife with a 5.5-inch blade and sheath
- 1 black-handled knife with a 7-inch blade and sheath
- 1 black rubber-handled knife with 9.5-inch blade and sheath
- 1 white and brown-handled knife with 5-inch blade and sheath
- 1 brown wood-handled knife with a 10.25-inch blade
- 1 Panther brown-handled folding knife with a 3.75 inch blade
- 1 small blue folding knife
- 1 Volcanic .22 starter pistol wth 5 live rounds and 1 expended round
- Leightning L3 ear protection
- Peltor ear plugs
- Simmons binoculars
- Uncle Mike’s Sidekick nylon holster
- Box for vest accessories
- Leather dual magazine holder
- Black leather handgun holster
- High Sierra fanny pack
- Numerous paper targets
- 1 cardboard targets
- 1 Bushnell sport view rifle scope
- Plastic bag of miscellaneous parts
- Safariland holster paperwork
- Glock handgun manual
- MD-20 20-round shotgun magazine manual
- MD Arms V-Plug guide
- Bushmaster XM15 and C15 instruction manual
- Savage Arms bolt-action rifle manual
- Glock paperwork
- Adam Lanza’s National Rifle Association certificate
- Nancy Lanza’s NRA certificate
- Three photographs with images of what appears to be a deceased human covered with plastic and what appears to be blood
- Holiday card with a check from Nancy Lanza to Adam Lanza for purchase of C183 firearm
- 1 digital print of a child and various firearms
- 1 military-style uniform
- Handwritten notes with addresses of local gun shops
- Receipts and emails documenting firearm and ammunition supplies
- Blue folder labeled “guns” with receipts and paperwork
- Paperwork titled “Connecticut Gun Exchange Glock 20SF 10mm” dated 12-21-11
- Sandy Hook report card for Adam Lanza
- New York Times article on a 2008 shooting at Northern Illinois Unversity
- Books: “Look me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s;” “Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Mind of an Autistic Savant;” “NRA Guide to Basics of Pistol Shooting;” “Train our Brain to Get Happy”
- 1 Seagate Barracuda 500gb hard drive, damaged
- 1 custom-built desktop computer, no hard drive
- 1 Microsoft Xbox with partially obliterated serial number
- One cotton swab of blood-like substance
- 1 tan sheet with blood-like substance
- 1 tan fitted sheet with blood-like substance
- 1 striped towel with blood-like substance